Tuition & Fees

$36,310

$36,310

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,283
Declined + 426
Total Received 1,709
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Private (nonprofit)

1,661

undergraduate students

548

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Physician Assistant
  2. Occupational Therapy
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 2797
ACT 3682

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Location

School Facts

Saint Francis University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1847, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 600-acre campus is located in Loretto, 90 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,209
Established in 1847
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Loretto, PA

600-acre campus in Loretto (population: 1,384), 20 miles from Altoona and 85 miles from Pittsburgh. Major airport serves Pittsburgh; smaller airport and train serve Altoona; bus serves Ebensburg (five miles).

Saint Francis University
117 Evergreen Drive
Loretto, PA 15940

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 20% of male students
 
7 sororities 27% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
43%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
34%
500-599
46%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
52%
400-499
16%
300-399
2%
30-36
12%
24-29
33%
18-23
41%
12-17
13%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
44%
18-23
36%
12-17
15%
30-36
9%
24-29
41%
18-23
44%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,283
Declined + 426
Total Received 1,709

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
State residency

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Erin McCloskey
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 457-6300
F: 814 472-3335
admissions@francis.edu

Financial Aid

66%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,455

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $35,210
Room $6,086
Board $6,024
Additional fees $1,100
Books & supplies $2,000
Total $50,420
Average Financial Aid - $24,455
Total with Avg. Aid $25,965

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,249,413
State $1,622,242
Institutional $17,874,598
Other external $165,340
Total $21,911,593

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,138,953
Other external $14,973
Total $4,153,926
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Financial Aid Deadline

State aid form
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 814 472-3010
F: 814 472-3999
finaid@francis.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Shane Himes
Director of Student Financial Aid
shimes@francis.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
bowling
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Hockey, Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Billiards, Dance, Inner-Tube Water Polo, Racquetball, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Wiffle Ball

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Athletic Directors

Susan Robinson Fruchtl (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Erika Renwick (women's)
Deputy Director Of Athletics/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Northeast Conference, Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Mascot
Frankie the Friar
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Arts/Letters
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Cyber Security
Digital Media
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
English/Communications
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Studies
Exercise Physiology
Fermentation Science
Finance
Health Care Management
Health Care Studies
Health Science
History
History Secondary Education
Human Resource Management/Industrial Relations
Human Resources
Information Technology Security
International Business/Modern Language
Management
Management Information Systems
Marine Biology
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Science
Medical Technology
Middle Childhood Education
Molecular Biology
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant Sciences
Podiatric Science
Political Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Environmental Management
Pre-Forestry
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Veterinary Science
Psychology
Public Administration/Government Service
Public Health
Religious Studies
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish/International Business
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Physician Assistant
  2. Occupational Therapy
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,209

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

1,661
students

Female
65%
1,072

Male
35%
589

25%

548
students

Female
67%
366

Male
33%
182

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

1,462
students

Female
65%
937

Male
35%
525

12%

199
students

Female
68%
135

Male
32%
64

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Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 3.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Germany
Mexico
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kelly Mack
Coordinator of International Admissions
814 472-3335
kmack@francis.edu

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